While federal reform will result in new customers, a shortage of providers could make absorbing the millions of formerly uninsured Americans a challenge. CHCF reports provide financial and utilization data on hospitals and health systems, community clinics, physicians, and long term care facilities.
This Health Affairs article by Robinson explores two health care delivery models — one emphasizing tight coordination and the other specialization — at two competing high-volume orthopedic hospitals.
Under the "direct primary care" model, patients pay a monthly fee for basic medical services. Learn about the history and current landscape of physician practices offering this arrangement.
Trends in end-of-life care show that not only does the care given vary widely from region to region and hospital to hospital, but also patients often don't get the care they prefer. What can be done?
LifeWave is an e-health medical device company developing a non-invasive sensing technology for prenatal and neonatal monitoring in clinical and remote settings.
The CIN partners meet quarterly to share findings and ideas generated from work on the front lines of clinical practice. See a series of brief reports on the meeting discussions and related resources.
March 27, 2013
Learn about Grand-Aides, an innovative program that provides personalized support to patients and helps connect the patient and care team quickly and cost-effectively.
This two-year fellowship offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies, and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of the health care system.
This network offers interpretation services to patients and providers at eligible public hospitals in California. Trained health care interpreters operate in 16 languages through an automated video/voice call center.
With the help of technical experts, five California community clinics explored strategic restructuring options to enhance their sustainability.
Community health centers face unprecedented challenges. The California Catalyst Fund helps clinics to partner, collaborate, or even merge. A second round of funding is underway.
Accountable care organizations are growing in number and importance on the national stage. In the ACO model doctors, hospitals, and others coordinate care to improve quality and cost-effectiveness.
California's acute care hospitals experienced capacity changes between 2001 and 2010. Most have adjusted to economic stresses and many have improved their financial status.
A national IT management services organization was born when four community health centers collaborated on an electronic health record system.
Despite the high volume of hip and knee replacements, data on device efficacy, surgical technique, and patient outcomes are lacking. A statewide registry aims to fill the gaps.
Cesarean delivery rates in California rose by 50% between 1998 and 2008. But new data on health risks, geographic variation, and costs support a movement to curb unnecessary C-sections.